5.3 out of 10


Ranked 12th best neighborhood in Boston
42.3129072457186 -71.0872293865459
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Pest Free
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Hipsters



"Up and coming area"

Founded around 1630 by colonists looking for farmland, Roxbury today proudly serves as ‘the heart of Black culture in Boston’. It’s a neighborhood undergoing complete revitalization and has literally hundreds of new businesses around the central Dudley Square district. The Roxbury Center for the Arts opened in 2005 and rapidly became a huge draw for the performing and visual arts. Other economic incentives are making for Roxbury’s exciting future. The old wood-framed houses are now attracting many artists and young professionals. Definitely a neighborhood in good transition.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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Best Streets in Roxbury


Blue Hill Ave

"The Center of the Inner City"
42.3090638925452 -71.0827540389072

Unranked Streets in Roxbury

Centre St

"A Real Variety of People"
42.3267163312426 -71.0962712598225

Humboldt Ave

"Inner City Street Not All That Bad"
42.3152226629165 -71.08783197436

Marmion St

"A Nice Spot to be"
42.3130626845211 -71.1028291532309

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